Help us take nature's pulse by joining the big butterfly count. Find out more about this project
Download and print out our handy Butterfly Chart to help you identify and record the butterflies you spot.
Choose a place and spot butterflies and moths for 15 minutes. Good places include your garden, a park, or in a wood. Use our ID chart to make a note of which species you see. Click to watch a video of Mike Dilger introduce the big butterfly count.
See which butterflies and moths other people have spotted near you and across the UK on our big butterfly count results map.
We have now analysed the sightings that you sent us in 2012. You can view some details on the 2012 results summary page.